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Old 07-01-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default best build for a heavyweight

what is the best build to become an unbelieavble fighter weather it be boxer, wrestler, UFC, etc.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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Uh...what? Your build rarely has a lot to do with it. Look at Alexander Povetkin. Phenomenal boxer, and no one would guess it. Maybe a build type would work more in wrestling, in my experience though, boxing comes down a lot more to skill and other attributes, not how you're built.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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i know buut im sure build helps a little.
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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Ok. For a heavyweight you want usually to be above 6'2 or so these days, around the 220 mark at minimum, and have a decent reach.

Consider the fact that this guy is the hottest prospect/contender in the heavyweight division, and then you'll see why how you look is secondary to what skills you have.

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Old 07-01-2007, 04:20 PM   #5
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not fat and outta shape like now-a-days. most boxers in our heavyweight division right now think that the more they weigh the better they will be. meaning they'll eat unhealthy, not train hard for stamina. they all r looking for power for a one hit knockout. that's y most of em look like they're fat n outta shape, cus they r and they have little skill.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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but if your 6 ft 6 450 8% bf with amazing cardio is that better than someone 6ft6 240 8% b
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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there is no such thing as a 'best build' you are what you are and you should work to the best of your bodies abilities.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #8
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if i had to wake up one day as a HW it would be...

best HW build (body proportions) = lennox lewis
best HW physique (muscle definition) = ken norton


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Old 07-01-2007, 08:45 PM   #9
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I agree. If I ever filled out to Heavyweight, something like Lennox's build would be ideal (given, with my height, it's possible I could fill out to heavyweight, but never to the size Lennox had).
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but if your 6 ft 6 450 8% bf with amazing cardio is that better than someone 6ft6 240 8% b
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450, btw, is insane. Your knees and other limbs would never be able to take that kind of weight transfer, you'd have no technique really as it would be extremely hard to be on the ***** of your feet or pivoting with that kind of body weight. Not to mention you'd be slow as all get out. Nikolai Valuev is 320 pounds and he has knee issues, and he's considered amazingly athletic given his size (approximately 7' and 320). And note that he just lost to Ruslan Chagaev, who I believe is only like 6'3 and 230.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:54 PM   #11
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lol. alright i over exagerated a little, but im saying is what is an ideal weight for a heavy weight?
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:07 PM   #12
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These days, probably in the 230-245 range, depending on height. Wladimir Klitschko is 6'7 or so and 240 pretty regularly, and he's extremely well conditioned and strong. But he's never been a guy who uses physical strength per se, he's typically been pretty awful on the inside, he uses his skills to keep smaller men away from him.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:10 PM   #13
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lol. alright i over exagerated a little, but im saying is what is an ideal weight for a heavy weight?
no such thing, really. it's all relative to one's fighting style and natural attributes.

but i'm assuming that you're looking for some sort of RPG videogame style statistics. so i'll give it a try. as far as TODAY'S hw pool is concerned, i'd go with:


6'4"
low-mid 230's
82" + reach
broad shoulders like lennox lewis
strong base like a ruddock or iron mike


good, natural size. not too small, and not too muscled up and bulky. good combination of power, speed, and the big frame means a great amount of functional strength to push guys around the ring. not too tall to be clumsy,awkward, and not limited to only boxing on the outside.

guys for reference:

lennox lewis @ 230's-low 240's
ike ibeabuchi during his fight against david tua (when he weighed like 235)
andrei arlovski when he first fought tim sylvia
wlad if he didn't have chicken legs
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:58 PM   #14
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there is no such thing as a 'best build' you are what you are and you should work to the best of your bodies abilities.
Indeed...
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:12 PM   #15
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what would be the min height for a heavyweght? and what are some really good short heavyweights??
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